03-09-2013 05:16 PM
I recently purchased the HP ENVY dv7-7201sa, and was quite disappointed to find out that the 2nd hard drive caddy space did not come with a SATA cable to connect a secondy hard drive.
I have been unable to locate an appropriate cable, and was wondering if anyone knows where I would be able to purchase one? (I purchased the HP Pavillion version hoping this would fit, but the connction to the motherboard is smaller in the Envy model).
Really hoping someone would be able to help me.
Thank you very much
03-09-2013 09:29 PM
This is one place:
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03-11-2013 09:25 AM
03-15-2013 03:05 PM
I agree. HP should have provided the caddy and cable inside the machine.
The sata drive is way too slow; I replaced mine with an SSD.
Now I want the capacity of the original drive, but have to scrounge around for the kit.
03-16-2013 02:19 PM
HP didn't make it easy to find this part, nor was I able to receive assistance during hours outside of their business hours. Another issue was, regardless of how they say now to get those parts, why all the trouble to have to?
The other person that replied and sent that link to you is where I found and ordered mine as well. They were fast, accurate in descriptinon, and no run around.
In the end, sad day when this is the line of business I'm in, and even then, HP made it hard!
Now, I'm just trying to fight my boot order! UGHHHHHH
04-09-2013 09:52 PM
I just had the same thing happen to me. I bought a Samsung 840 Pro, and they also have a lesser 840 which comes either with or without a kit for ~$20 difference. The Pro doesn't come with a kit, and they don't sell them separately. I installed the SSD, it works fine. I ordered a kit elsewhere and am waiting to install my original 1TB in slot 2.